• FC Bayern have won just three of their last 12 Bundesliga away games against Borussia (D13, L7). During their most recent trip to Mönchengladbach however (final game of last season) they managed to claim a victory (4-3).
  • Gladbach are still unbeaten at home this season, collecting 25 of a possible 27 points. Their last home defeat came on the final matchday of last season, when Bayern beat them 4-3.
  • Bayern’s 2013 was the most successful year ever for a German club. FCB collected five of six possible titles, with their most recent the Club World Cup. The German Super Cup was the only one that eluded them (4-2 loss to Dortmund).
  • Following their 3-1 home win against HSV, FCB were crowned winter champions for the 19th time. It was also the third time in succession that Bayern have led the Bundesliga during the winter break, something only Gladbach had done before them (from 1974/75). However, Dortmund were league winners in 2011/12.
  • Gladbach are unbeaten in their last eight games and have collected 20 of a possible 24 points in that timeframe – their last defeat came in October in Berlin (1-0 loss to Hertha).
  • After their 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on the final matchday before the winter break, Gladbach moved up to third in the table for the first time this season.
  • Bayern haven’t lost any of their last 26 away games (W22, D4), matching their club record (1985-87), which is also a Bundesliga record.
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach played the same XI for the seventh time in a row in the 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg. The last time they did that was towards the end of 1969 – back then, Gladbach sent out the same XI for eight consecutive games.
  • Philipp Lahm has made 299 Bundesliga appearances (9 goals), 246 of which have been for FC Bayern. He can reach the 300 mark in the game against Gladbach.
  • Up until the summer of 2012, Dante was a key defender for Gladbach. The Brazilian joined Borussia at the start of 2009 and made 93 Bundesliga appearances for them (8 goals).